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CT550 - Fluorite on Quartz $ 370 (=~ ¥ 39213) SOLD
Nasik, Maharashtra State, India
cabinet - 11.5 x 10 x 4 cm


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Fluorite on Quartz from Nasik, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/CT550a.jpg] Fluorite on Quartz from Nasik, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/CT550b.jpg] Fluorite on Quartz from Nasik, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/CT550c.jpg] Fluorite on Quartz from Nasik, Maharashtra State, India [db_pics/pics/CT550d.jpg]

Very similar in size and appearance to a fried egg, this specimen features a flat matrix covered by caorse drusy Quartz crystals with a round yellow Fluorite that is 4cm wide. The Fluorite is translucent and undamaged.


CT551 - Arsenopyrite with Quartz $ 120 (=~ ¥ 12718)
New Mexico, USA
miniature - 5 x 4.5 x 2.5 cm


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Arsenopyrite with Quartz from New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/CT551a.jpg] Arsenopyrite with Quartz from New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/CT551b.jpg] Arsenopyrite with Quartz from New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/CT551c.jpg] Arsenopyrite with Quartz from New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/CT551d.jpg] Arsenopyrite with Quartz from New Mexico, USA [db_pics/pics/CT551e.jpg]

Bright metallic crystals of Arsenopyrite associated with clear Quartz crystals and white Calcite crystals. Old material from the Chuck Trantham collection.


CT552 - Rhodochrsoite $ 450 (=~ ¥ 47691) SOLD
Emma Mine, Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA
cabinet - 11.5 x 10 x 3 cm


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Rhodochrsoite from Emma Mine, Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/CT552a.jpg] Rhodochrsoite from Emma Mine, Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/CT552b.jpg] Rhodochrsoite from Emma Mine, Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/CT552c.jpg] Rhodochrsoite from Emma Mine, Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/CT552d.jpg] Rhodochrsoite from Emma Mine, Butte, Silver Bow Co., Montana, USA [db_pics/pics/CT552e.jpg]

Historic Rhodo specimen from the Emma Mine with a mixture of both light and medium pink colored crystals. Crystals reach 2.5cm in size and are undamaged. No matrix, specimen is solid Rhodochrosite with tiny pyrite crystals on the surface. Old material from the Chuck Trantham collection purchased by Chuck at the 1995 Tucson show.


CT556 - Ilvaite $ 225 (=~ ¥ 23846)
South Mountain, Owyhee Co., Idaho, USA
miniature - 3.5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm


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Ilvaite from South Mountain, Owyhee Co., Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/CT556a.jpg] Ilvaite from South Mountain, Owyhee Co., Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/CT556c.jpg] Ilvaite from South Mountain, Owyhee Co., Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/CT556d.jpg] Ilvaite from South Mountain, Owyhee Co., Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/CT556e.jpg] Ilvaite from South Mountain, Owyhee Co., Idaho, USA [db_pics/pics/CT556f.jpg]

Beautiful and undamaged cluster of Ilvaite from the classic USA locality for the species. Main crystal is 2.5, double-terminated and thick. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


CT579 - Smithsonite after Dolomite $ 75 (=~ ¥ 7948)
Rush Creek Mining District, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA
thumbnail - 2.3 x 2.2 x 1.4 cm


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Smithsonite after Dolomite from Rush Creek Mining District, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/CT579a.jpg] Smithsonite after Dolomite from Rush Creek Mining District, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/CT579b.jpg] Smithsonite after Dolomite from Rush Creek Mining District, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/CT579c.jpg] Smithsonite after Dolomite from Rush Creek Mining District, Marion Co., Arkansas, USA [db_pics/pics/CT579d.jpg]

Bright yellow crystals of Smithsonite replacing Dolomite, with the curving form of the former Dolomite crystals clearly evident. The yellow color is caused by inclusions of Greenockite. Beautiful specimen! Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


CT578 - Chalcedony epimorph after Ankerite $ 60 (=~ ¥ 6359)
Bill Nix's Mohave Blue claim, California, USA
thumbnail - 2.5 x 2 x 2 cm


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Chalcedony epimorph after Ankerite from Bill Nix's Mohave Blue claim, California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT578a.jpg] Chalcedony epimorph after Ankerite from Bill Nix's Mohave Blue claim, California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT578b.jpg] Chalcedony epimorph after Ankerite from Bill Nix's Mohave Blue claim, California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT578c.jpg] Chalcedony epimorph after Ankerite from Bill Nix's Mohave Blue claim, California, USA [db_pics/pics/CT578d.jpg]

Fine quality translucent 'Mojave Blue' Chalcedony with attached crystals of Ankerite that have been coated by blue Chalcedony. Old material from the Chuck Trantham collection.


CT572 - Gaylussite after Calcite $ 100 (=~ ¥ 10598)
Bulganak mud volcano field, Bondarenkovo Village area, Kerch Peninsula, Crimea, Russia
thumbnail - 2.7 x 2.7 x 2.7 cm


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Gaylussite after Calcite from Bulganak mud volcano field, Bondarenkovo Village area, Kerch Peninsula, Crimea, Russia [db_pics/pics/CT572a.jpg] Gaylussite after Calcite from Bulganak mud volcano field, Bondarenkovo Village area, Kerch Peninsula, Crimea, Russia [db_pics/pics/CT572b.jpg] Gaylussite after Calcite from Bulganak mud volcano field, Bondarenkovo Village area, Kerch Peninsula, Crimea, Russia [db_pics/pics/CT572c.jpg] Gaylussite after Calcite from Bulganak mud volcano field, Bondarenkovo Village area, Kerch Peninsula, Crimea, Russia [db_pics/pics/CT572d.jpg]

Spherical cluster of Gaylussite that have replaced crystals of Calcite. Well crystallized all around. Old material from the Chuck Trantham collection, ex. Judy & Chris Cook. The decades old label shows a locality of Kardakan, Kirgizia, USSR.  MINDAT does not show Gaylussite from that locality, and the correct locality was likely unknown at the time.


CT590 - Chabazite on Quartz cast after Anhydrite $ 50 (=~ ¥ 5299)
Paterson, New Jersey, USA
thumbnail - 3 x 2 x 0.7 cm


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Chabazite on Quartz cast after Anhydrite from Paterson, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/CT590a.jpg] Chabazite on Quartz cast after Anhydrite from Paterson, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/CT590b.jpg] Chabazite on Quartz cast after Anhydrite from Paterson, New Jersey, USA [db_pics/pics/CT590c.jpg]

Orange crystals of Chabazite. The surface of the Anhydrite is covered on the front side by tiny clear Quartz crystal that are all oriented in either and upward or downward direction. Old material from the Chuck Trantham collection, ex. Judy & Chris Cook.


CT216 - Dioptase on Calcite $ 150 (=~ ¥ 15897)
Tsumeb, Namibia
miniature - 3.7 x 3 x 2 cm


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Dioptase on Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/CT216a.jpg] Dioptase on Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/CT216c.jpg] Dioptase on Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/CT216d.jpg] Dioptase on Calcite from Tsumeb, Namibia [db_pics/pics/CT216e.jpg]

Mound-shaped mass of white Calcite crystals sprinkled with bright emerald green Dioptase crystals to 8mm. Good crystals all around and only minor damage to a couple crystals. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


CT146 - Rhodochrosite $ 150 (=~ ¥ 15897)
Uchuchacua Mine, Oyon Prov., Peru
miniature - 4.8 x 4 x 3 cm


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Rhodochrosite from Uchuchacua Mine, Oyon Prov., Peru [db_pics/pics/CT146a.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Uchuchacua Mine, Oyon Prov., Peru [db_pics/pics/CT146b.jpg] Rhodochrosite from Uchuchacua Mine, Oyon Prov., Peru [db_pics/pics/CT146c.jpg]

Large vug lined with sparkling red Rhodochrosite crystals and small colorless Fluorite crystals. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection. Comes with an old New Mexico Tech Mineralogical Museum label.


CT554 - Chalcopyrite on Dolomite $ 225 (=~ ¥ 23846)
Tri-State Mining District, Galena, Cherokee Co., Kansas, USA
cabinet - 9.5 x 6.5 x 3.5 cm


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Chalcopyrite on Dolomite from Tri-State Mining District, Galena, Cherokee Co., Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/CT554a.jpg] Chalcopyrite on Dolomite from Tri-State Mining District, Galena, Cherokee Co., Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/CT554b.jpg] Chalcopyrite on Dolomite from Tri-State Mining District, Galena, Cherokee Co., Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/CT554c.jpg] Chalcopyrite on Dolomite from Tri-State Mining District, Galena, Cherokee Co., Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/CT554d.jpg] Chalcopyrite on Dolomite from Tri-State Mining District, Galena, Cherokee Co., Kansas, USA [db_pics/pics/CT554e.jpg]

Chalcopyrite crystals sprinkled upon wavy pink Dolomite crystals. Undamaged USA classic. Ex. Chuck Trantham personal collection #59 with label.


CT555 - Pyrrhotite $ 180 (=~ ¥ 19076)
Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico
miniature - 4.7 x 3.5 x 3 cm


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Pyrrhotite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT555a.jpg] Pyrrhotite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT555b.jpg] Pyrrhotite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT555c.jpg] Pyrrhotite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT555d.jpg]

Brassy metallic Pyrrhotite crystals from old finds in Mexico. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection that was in the Cliff Krueger collection prior to Chuck (with label).


CT558 - Pyrrhotite $ 125 (=~ ¥ 13248) SOLD
Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico
thumbnail - 2.7 x 2.7 x 2.3 cm


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Pyrrhotite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT558a.jpg] Pyrrhotite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT558b.jpg] Pyrrhotite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT558c.jpg] Pyrrhotite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT558e.jpg] Pyrrhotite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT558g.jpg] Pyrrhotite from Santa Eulalia, Chihuahua, Mexico [db_pics/pics/CT558i.jpg]

Brassy metallic Pyrrhotite crystals from old finds in Mexico. Well crystallized all around (a floater) with a slightly reddish patina. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection. Nice thumbnail of Mexican Pyrrhotite!


CT424 - Amazonite $ 225 (=~ ¥ 23846) SOLD
Florissant, Teller Co., Colorado, USA
small cabinet - 7 x 4 x 2 cm


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Amazonite from Florissant, Teller Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/CT424a.jpg] Amazonite from Florissant, Teller Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/CT424b.jpg] Amazonite from Florissant, Teller Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/CT424c.jpg] Amazonite from Florissant, Teller Co., Colorado, USA [db_pics/pics/CT424d.jpg]

Deep blue/green Amazonite crystals with white Albite. Althought he crystals are flat lying, they are undamaged with great color. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection.


CT526 - Chlorite in Quartz $ 60 (=~ ¥ 6359) SOLD
Green Monster Mine, Prince of Wales Island, Alsaka, USA
thumbnail - 2.4 x 1 x 1 cm


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Chlorite in Quartz from Green Monster Mine, Prince of Wales Island, Alsaka, USA [db_pics/pics/CT526a.jpg] Chlorite in Quartz from Green Monster Mine, Prince of Wales Island, Alsaka, USA [db_pics/pics/CT526b.jpg] Chlorite in Quartz from Green Monster Mine, Prince of Wales Island, Alsaka, USA [db_pics/pics/CT526d.jpg]

Two double-terminated Quartz crystals with inclusions of green Chlorite, connected by a third Quartz in the back. Really cute thumbnail. Ex. Chuck Trantham collection, acquired by Chuck in 1973.

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